From Dallas to Killeen, some positive steps are happening right here in North Texas.
We pulled in some interesting prospectives this week starting with an Author to a KY-US Representative (R), to a study on population density.
Kaiser Permanente jumps into the mix, pledging support to the homeless and housing issues.
And still keeping an eye on Ben Carson...what has he been up to this past week?
Alliance took the unusual additional step of guaranteeing that 10 percent of the project’s 335 units would be reserved as affordable housing, with the developer to accept government program Housing Choice Vouchers.
As the Great American Economy Continues to Grow, the Need for Housing Remains the Primary Pain Point.
Too many young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, do not get a fair shot at economic opportunity, Dimon said.
Southeast Dallas neighborhoods such as Pleasant Grove, Parkdale, Dolphin Heights and others continue to be a point of focus for the city in terms of improving access to housing, securing new retail development and recruiting employers.
The words “affordable”, “homes” and “plano” are rarely used in the same sentence–unless perhaps if the word “not” is also included.
Construction is underway on the Hyde Estates, the affordable housing complex in southeast Killeen, and it will proceed even more smoothly now with the help of a $500,000 grant.
With about one quarter of the nation's homeless population in California, the problem has emerged as major issue in this year's governor's race in the state.
“If it was just density that provided affordable housing, then Hong Kong and New York City would be the most affordable places on the planet, and they’re not.”
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) has introduced two bills aimed at providing more living and job training opportunities to Americans struggling to recover from drug addictions.
The District's government, a private developer, and community activists agree on the need to preserve affordable housing. But the details sparked a multiyear battle.
One proposal he favors is the expansion of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 voucher program.
The current HUD secretary, Ben Carson, appears to either not know or willfully ignore the vital mission of the agency he was appointed to lead.
"Mayors have an obligation to defend the cities they are elected to serve, and protect society's most vulnerable citizens. With affordable housing supplies dropping and homelessness increasing, mayors and businesses must step into the breach to protect those most in need..."
Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing in one of the biggest individual financial commitments on the issue from a private enterprise.
HUD announced late Friday afternoon that it is “withdrawing a computer assessment tool originally intended to be helpful to local governments in meeting their obligations under the Fair Housing Act to ‘affirmatively further fair housing.’”
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has undone a key element of the Obama-era fair housing rule, saying that it hurt local governments rather than helping them lessen inequities.